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SIAM Conference on
June 5-8, 2018
Bologna - Italy

Thank you!

A tribute to Professor Mila Nikolova (1962-2018) who greatly worked to have SIAM IS 18 in Europe.

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Thank you for your participation
and see you again in Bologna!


The SIAM Activity Group on Imaging Science (SIAG/IS) and the Bologna Committee for IS Conference 2018 (BCIS18) are organizing the biennial SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, one of the flagship events in imaging science and mathematical aspects of imaging. The meeting will highlight the community latest achievements in research, education and software in academia and industry.

The SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, in Europe for the first time, brings together scientists and engineers with an interest in the mathematical and computational aspects of imaging.

The interdisciplinary field of imaging science is experiencing tremendous growth. New devices capable of imaging objects and structures from nanoscale to the astronomical scale are continuously being developed and improved, and as result, the reach of science and medicine has been extended in exciting and unexpected ways. The impact of this technology has been to generate new challenges associated with the problems of formation, acquisition, compression, transmission, and analysis of images. By their very nature, these challenges cut across the disciplines of physics, engineering, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics. While the primary purpose of this conference is to focus on mathematical issues, the other facets of imaging, such as biomedical and engineering aspects, for example, will also play an important role.

The SIAG/IS awards the SIAG/IS Best Paper Prize to the authors of the best paper on mathematical and computational aspects of imaging, awards the SIAG/IS Early Career Prize to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of imaging science, and maintains a wiki, a member directory, and an electronic mailing list.

Conference Themes

Reconstruction, enhancement, segmentation, analysis, registration, compression, representation, tomography, machine learning and tracking of two and three dimensional images are vital to many areas of science, medicine, and engineering. The increasingly sophisticated mathematical, statistical and computational methods employed in these research areas are referred to as Imaging Science. These techniques include transform and orthogonal series methods, nonlinear optimization, numerical linear algebra, integral equations, partial differential equations, Bayesian and other statistical inverse estimation methods, operator theory, differential geometry, information theory, interpolation and approximation, inverse problems, computer graphics and vision, stochastic processes, and others.


General Co-Chairs:

Scientific Committee:

Organizing Committee:

Important Dates and Deadlines

July 03, 2017 October 15, 2017 Minisymposium proposals
October 20, 2017 November 15, 2017 Contributed Lecture and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts
October 20, 2017 November 15, 2017 Poster Abstracts
April 04, 2018 Early registration deadline
June 05, 2018 June 08, 2018 SIAM IS18 Conference

Invited Presentations

Plenary Presentations

05 Jun at 10:00
Raymond H. Chan
(Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Aula Magna (Santa Lucia, floor 0)
05 Jun at 11:00
Anna Michalak
(Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford)
Aula Magna (Santa Lucia, floor 0)
06 Jun at 08:15
Christoph Schnörr
(Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Heidelberg)
Room A (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 0)
07 Jun at 08:15
Yonina Eldar
(Department of EE, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)
Room A (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 0)
07 Jun at 13:00
Gitta Kutyniok
(Technische Universität Berlin)
Peyman Milanfar
(Google Research)
Rosemary Renaut
(Arizona State University)
Joachim Weickert
(Saarland University)
Room A (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 0)
08 Jun at 08:15
Francis Bach
(Departement d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure Centre de Recherche INRIA de Paris)
Room A (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 0)

[ more on Plenary Presentations ]
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06 Jun at 09:30
John Bardsley
(Department of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Montana)
Room B (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 1)
07 Jun at 09:30
Otmar Scherzer
(Computational Science Center, University of Vienna)
Room B (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 1)
08 Jun at 09:30
Gabriele Facciolo
(Centre de mathématiques et de leurs applications [CMLA] - École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay)
Carlo de Franchis and Enric Meinhardt-Llopis
(École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay)
Room B (Palazzina A - Building A, floor 1)

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The Organizing Committee has assigned two special awards to promote and reward new ideas:


A sequential Monte Carlo for astronomic imaging, Federica Sciacchitano
Second place
L1 Patch-Based Image Partitioning Into Homogeneous Textured Regions, Maria Oliver
Third Place
How to use mixture models on patches for solving image inverse problems, Antoine Houdard

BEST CHALLENGING APPLICATION AWARD (among posters and mini symposia): 1000 €

Multi-instrument Medical Imaging Analysis for Personalized Joint Replacement Design, Claudio Belvedere

Siam-IS18 Winners

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Siam-IS18 Best Poster Winners

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Venue & Hospitality


You can find information about Bologna in
Bologna welcome

Aula Magna Santa Lucia

The first day plenary sessions will take place in
Aula Magna Santa Lucia.

Complesso Belmeloro

Concurrent sessions will take place in
Complesso Belmeloro.


Preferred rates with a number of accommodation sites have been negotiated for the Congress.



Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and service organizations that have products to offer to conference attendees are invited to exhibit.

For additional information and exhibit fees, please contact the SIAM-IS18 representative at